Maude Apatow (Euphoria, Hollywood) will make her New York stage debut next month in the hit revival of the Alan Menken-Howard Ashman musical Little Shop of Horrors at Off-Broadway's Westside Theatre.
Apatow will succeed Lena Hall as Audrey beginning February 7 and will continue with the production through April 2.
"I have long admired the emotional intelligence and vulnerability Maude has displayed on television and in film. She’s a natural fit for Audrey,” says director Michael Mayer. “It delighted me to learn that, as a child, Little Shop was her gateway into her lifelong love of performing, and that this show gets to be her professional stage debut. We’re thrilled to have her become a part of the Little Shop legacy.”
In other casting news, Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Ohio State Murders) will return to the company as Dr. Orin Scrivello, D.D.S. beginning January 24, and D’Kaylah Unique Whitley (Dear Evan Hansen, Aida) will join the cast as Ronnette beginning January 20.
Little Shop of Horrors currently stars Company Tony winner Matt Doyle as Seymour, Tony winner Hall (Hedwig) as Audrey (through February 5), Andrew Call (Groundhog Day) as Dr. Orin Scrivello D.D.S. (through January 22), Tony nominee Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!) as Mushnik, Aaron Arnell Harrington (Rent tour) as The Voice of Audrey II, Tiffany Renee Thompson as Crystal, Khadija Sankoh as Chiffon, Joy Woods as Ronnette (through January 19), Josh Daniel, Camryn Hampton, Michael Iannucci, Weston Chandler Long, Chelsea Turbin, and Teddy Yudain.
The Off-Broadway revival resumed its run September 21, 2021, after temporarily closing in March 2020 due to the pandemic.
Directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer, the revival opened in October 2019. The creative team for the Ashman-Menken musical also includes choreographer Ellenore Scott, scenic designer Julian Crouch, lighting designer Bradley King, costume designer Tom Broecker, sound designer Jessica Paz, puppet designer Nicholas Mahon, original puppet designer Martin P. Robinson, hair and makeup designer Tommy Kurzman, music supervisor, orchestrator, and arranger Will Van Dyke, and casting director Jim Carnahan. Puppets are by Monkey Boys Productions.
General management is by Live Wire Theatrical/Chris Aniello, and production stage management is by Ryan Gohsman.